Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports map
Exclusive: Brazil report on World Cup air traffic jams at odds with government view
Reuters - 12/6/2013 8:59:05 PM
The report, prepared by the sports ministry with the help of outside consultants, dates back to March 2011. Reuters recently reviewed the full report, including its forecasts on air traffic that the government never made public. "The situation ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...
U.S. fans at 2014 World Cup to see a lot of Brazil - from the air
Reuters - 12/6/2013 6:57:24 PM
American demand for early ticket sales was the highest of any country outside Brazil, according to FIFA. Brazil's outdated airports ... 20 - the deadline for them to submit their World Cup flight plans. Airlines have said repeatedly that they ...
The Best Airport Restaurants in the World
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2013 3:01:10 PM
Traveling makes you hungry. Whether you're flying across the country or across the globe, you're going to crave a meal , or at least a snack, dessert, and definitely a tasty drink. But where can you find good food when you're en route?
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind ... but the main problems are the huge increase in air traffic as Chinese citizens take to the air instead of traveling by train, and the lack ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA ...
Many flee in fear to C. African Republic airport
USA Today - 12/6/2013 2:03:54 PM
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — At first, it was just a few people running from the men with machetes and guns. Then the trickle of fear that led straight to the airport swelled into a flood. By Friday, with the Central African ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
World Airport Awards Skytrax 2011 held in Copenhagen has honoured ... Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying off to some 200 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. An important contributor to the Economy of Singapore, more ...
World's 10 best airports
Rediff - 3/26/2010 12:36:47 PM
Rank 1 Recognised as one of the best airports in the world, it has 80 airlines serving 200 cities in 60 countries. The airport now has an annual handling capacity of more than 70 million passengers. Changi Airport handles more than 4,500 arrivals and ...
Free Phuket Airport Wifi; Thaksin Must Go; Most Corrupt Countries; World Cup Latest
phuketwan.com - 12/3/2013 10:28:33 PM
bloomberg Thailand's tourism industry, which generates revenue equivalent to at least one tenth of economic output, will rebound after the eventual resolution between the government and protesters, according to DBS Vickers Securities (Thailand) Co. PHUKET ...
Syrian rebels attack military airports across country, opposition says
CNN - 4/29/2013 12:53:44 AM
(CNN)-- In an attempt to weaken the Syrian government's air power, rebel fighters attacked several military airports across the country Sunday -- including a sprawling base in Idlib province, dissidents said. "Fighter planes have caused many ...
Brazil Raises $9.1 Billion in Privatizing 2 Airports
Dealbook - 11/22/2013 9:01:22 PM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s government privatized two major airports, raising a total of 20.8 billion reais, or $9.1 billion, on Friday, as the country makes infrastructure upgrades ahead of next year’s World Cup. A consortium led by the ...
Nigeria: Remodeling the Country's Airports to World Standards
AllAfrica - 5/17/2012 10:58:32 AM
Lagos — By the end of this month, works on the eleven airports undergoing remodeling across the country under the phase one airports remodeling efforts would have been completed. The rehabilitation programme commenced last year with the cost of N19 billion.